Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WOYWW #201 and Circle of Friends Retreat

I can't believe I missed a pivotal post such as WOYWW #200 last week!  By the time I realized what day it was it had passed by 48 hours so I just wandered around through some of the blogs saying Hi and Bye!  What's WOYWW?  Go check out Julia Dunitts blog Stamping Ground.  There is a little clicker link in the upper left side of the page!

This is my desk this week!  Not much change.  I went away for a weekend retreat with a group of scrap booking and crafty friends at a local lodge and this is what it looks like today after partially unloading the totes.  The colorful book is a journal I worked in and there is an awesome card I made using a friends stamp!

What a mess...a lot of fun was had tho!
An up close of the card.  I really love this stamp and I am going to have to look around and find one I can call my own!  Girly Steampunk.  I used Graphic 45 papers for the card!

inside of the card!
 A few pictures of the Circle of Friends Retreat!
Entrance to the lodge where we stayed Friday, Saturday and Sunday till middle of the afternoon!
The lodge from the boat dock!
a Redbud tree in bloom.  One of the first this year!
Heather taking a walk around the lake.
My daughter Heather crafting and painting.  See a couple of her beautiful paintings in the back ground!
The Circle of Friends participants out on the boat dock.
A view of the lodge and people busy inside with their craft work!

Okay I think that is enough pictures for today.  Click on them to make them bigger if you would like a close up.  I am looking forward to blog hopping today so hope to be able to get around to quite a few!  Have a great week!

33 comments:

  1. I love your steampunk card and what a gorgeous location for a crafty retreat xx
    Fiona #61

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  2. Oooh looks like you had a lovely retreat! And your daughter does make lovely stuff - takes after her mom!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  3. Wow, that looks a lot of fun! You haven't missed the big anniversary though, even though post 200 is pretty impressive, the 4 year anniversary special is on week 208! Have a good week. Helen, 8

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  4. What a talented couple of ladies you are! Love your card and the journal page it is sitting on. You both obviously have a great love of colour - Yum! MMx #67

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  5. Your steampunk card looks amazing. Fabulous location for a retreat.
    Happy Wednesday #83

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  6. What talent - looks like a fab retreat. x Jo

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  7. Wonderful photos of a Special time all together crafting, until I joined WOYWW I had never heard of crafty retreats. They Look such Fun x
    What a Great place to enjoy :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather #73

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  8. It looks like you all had a great time at the retreat and in such a lovely setting
    Jackie 3

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  9. Looks like and amazing relaxing time was had by all.I love the redbud photo ...and the card is a stunning piece of art. xx71

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  10. there's always loads of look at on your desk, vickie, but i LOVE that card!! stunning!! the retreat looks just wonderful - what a beautiful place!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 4

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  11. My favourite papers....you can't beat Graphic 45. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

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  12. Wow I want that stamp it is lovely and you have used it so well. Excellent card and it looks like you had a great weekend.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 47

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  13. Wow! Sounds like you had a really great time!!! That card is just gorgeous. I don't usually like that style, but you did a brilliant job on it!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

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  14. Lovely colourful desk this week, great fun. Happy WOYWW

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  15. Looks like fun and your card is really fancy! Good luck finding the stamp!
    See ya tomorrow night for your recipe book class!

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  16. Wow looks fab, great card too and your desk looks fun and full too! Take care & enjoy your week. Zo xx 88

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  17. I missed last week too. My work schedule has been different last week and this week too. I love your journal page, all those bright pretty colors. And the card looks great too. Looks like you had a fun time at your retreat. Stay safe in OK now with the spring/summer weather!
    Brigita #138

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  18. Oh that looks so much fun at your retreat - I am very jealous - were there only pictures of everyone else - what about one of you crafting !! Thanks for showing us the redbud tree - there is a song on Mark Knofler's new album (DH & I are big fans) called the redbud tree - but we had no idea there really WAS a tree called that ! We don't have them over here - it looks beautiful ! Have a fun week - and hope you find that stamp its great ! Ali #15

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  19. Hi vicky
    Wow your retreat looks like a lot of fun and very productive. I can see why you like that stamp.... if you find out who made it please let me know... I love love love it.... and what you did with it.
    have a great week
    janet #25

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  20. Looks like you had a lovely time and great fun and that card!!! its amazing! love it!!! supper stamp! Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)) #24

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  21. Look as though you had fun! Love that boot! Chris122

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  22. Great work and fab photos! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

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  23. Hi Vickie,

    Oh - I can see why you love the card!!! Love the papers you've chosen to use.

    The retreat looks like it was a blast. Love your daughter's paintings. Did you all get the black and white totes or is that yours next to hers?

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (12)

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  24. The retreat looks amazing! love that card too!
    Debxx

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  25. What a super looking place for your retreat, don't even know the tree but nice to see some blossom. Steampunk girl card is epic. Thanks for visiting me this week BJ#20

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  26. It looks like so much fun! Your daughter is very pretty and a lovely artist...those paintings behind her are great!

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  27. Oh Vickie - the meet looks fabulous - we are having one from our club in June - so looking forward to it. Guess what, you have just reminded me I have that shoe - bought it in January from my trip in America. Hope I can do it justice - yours is awesome.
    As for not knowing what I meant about being a mess in my room, look and see if you can find anywhere I can stamp. I don't have much surface to begin with as it is all taken up with storage boxes but at the moment (yes, it's still the same) but what I had (where the green mat is) is full of stuff now,
    I know I will tidy it but then muck it up again! Such is crafting. I have way too much stuff.
    Hugs, Neet 16 xx

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  28. Looks like it was a great retreat - so much fun to craft with friends. Love the card!

    Mary Anne (10)

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  29. Awesome pictures from your retreat! Looks like you all had a fabulous time. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #127 xx

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  30. Thanks for sharing your retreat! Love love the shoe! Really cool card! Happy WOYWW! Nan #9

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  31. Hey Vickie- Seems you had a good excuse to miss last week, but you were missed! What fun to go on a crafting retreat...and you have green leaves - AND flowering trees. Sigh. They are lovely. And so is the girly steampunk card. Just love that description. Great use of the Graphic 45 paper!! Just love the card. Have a great week.
    Sara j #41

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  32. G'day Vickie
    I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. I sssooo love that steam punk girly shoe!! I think I shall have to hunt that one down too. Your desk is full of colour and your journal looks inviting and bright as well. What a gorgeous place for a retreat and it looks like you all had fun.
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #109

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